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Posted in: Children are expensive – not just for parents, but the environment − so how many is too many? See in context

For a bit of clarity. Always along the same theme.

https://postimg.cc/kBx6YNP5

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Posted in: Children are expensive – not just for parents, but the environment − so how many is too many? See in context

I notice with these kinds of articles it's always the same demographic that's pictured. Usually there's something about diversity and inclusion but not when it comes to promotions for reducing the number of children.

https://theconversation.com/children-are-expensive-not-just-for-parents-but-the-environment-so-how-many-is-too-many-176662

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Posted in: Lunar night puts Japan's lander back to sleep See in context

A few questions about the image which leaves me scratching my head. Maybe someone can answer them?

Why no stars?

The foreground and background are both in focus. How does that work?

Why the pixelation along the line where the foreground meets the background? Also on the right side of the lander and hilltop if you zoom in.

Why is the middle of the image saturated in light? Studio lighting?

Where are the solar panels? The lander looks to be upside down.

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Posted in: Israeli forces dressed as women and medics kill 3 militants in West Bank hospital See in context

The IDF's definition of a militant includes kids throwing rocks at tanks. Were the militants serial rock throwers? No surprise the IDF didn't provide evidence.

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Posted in: At least 60 are killed in central Gaza in one of the war's deadliest strikes See in context

The situation on the ground is analogous to Stalingrad according to a US army veteran.

https://rumble.com/embed/v3yxh5k/?pub=jj93z

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Posted in: Where flooding has become more frequent, here's how gardeners can respond See in context

Extreme rainfall is more frequent now, atmospheric scientists say, as storms form in an atmosphere made warmer by climate change.

Or maybe rainfall is more frequent and heavier because of a massive volcanic eruption in Tonga last year which dumped 10% more water into the atmosphere than was already there. NASA claims that’s equivalent to 58,000 Olympic size swimming pools so obviously there’s going to be a bit more precipitation. Extra water vapour in the air will also warm the atmosphere.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/05/volcano-eruption-tonga-record-climate/

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Posted in: Climate change costs: Which countries will foot the bill? See in context

Of the three places where carbon is stored—atmosphere, oceans, and land biosphere—approximately 93 percent of the CO2 is found in the oceans. The atmosphere, at about 750 petagrams of carbon (a petagram [Pg] is 10 15 grams), has the smallest amount of carbon.

http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Bi-Ca/Carbon-Dioxide-in-the-Ocean-and-Atmosphere.html

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Posted in: Climate change costs: Which countries will foot the bill? See in context

Do you think the clear shooting upward trajectory to even higher levels of CO2 is troubling?

No. On the contrary it’s to be welcomed because it means a greener earth and bigger crop yields. The small increase in CO2 from 0.028 to 0.04% over the past 150 years or so is mostly due to the effect of the Sun on the oceans. Warmer temperatures due to solar activity = more CO2 released. Around 93% of all CO2 is said to be sequestered in the oceans.

As for the effect of water vapour on air temperature think of the difference between night-time temps and day-time temps in places with high humidity vs low humidity. A dry place like a desert can be scorching during the day then freezing at night, and all because there is no water vapour to hold the heat/energy from the daytime sun. In places with high humidity like a jungle or Japan it’s the opposite.

Evaporation, cloud cover, humidity, ocean currents, volcanic activity and on and on have a far bigger influence on climate than CO2. The climate is self-regulating and changes naturally over time with Sun activity, so there's nothing to be concerned about. CO2 and “climate change” is political, it’s not an environmental or man made problem.

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Posted in: Climate change costs: Which countries will foot the bill? See in context

@albaleo

But the important issue is surely how much CO2 remains in the atmosphere after most of it is removed by natural processes.

It’s not a big deal. Why? CO2 is denser than the surrounding air so it eventually falls back to the earth within a relatively short time and is reabsorbed back into the oceans or used as plant food etc. This is the reason for it being a trace gas in the atmosphere. When CO2 levels are at 280ppm plant life starts to die. Even an increase to 412ppm is nothing in the big scheme of things. CO2 levels have been much higher in the past (via ice core samples), and mans’ contribution of approx 5% of the 412ppm is tiny. The molecules are so far apart in the atmosphere that any warming effect is negligible and probably unmeasurable.

The biggest greenhouse gas by far is water vapour. It is water vapour which is responsible for regulating Earth’s temperature. Without it this place would be unliveable. So even though CO2 is a greenhouse gas it pales in comparison to H2O. There are many drivers of climate but almost everything is a result of the Sun’s activity and its cycles. We’re currently in an interglacial. Warmer temperatures mean more CO2 being released from the oceans over time as they become less frigid. When that cycle changes then CO2 levels will start coming down again. I know this goes against the narrative but ice core data show that CO2 levels follow temperature, not the other way round.

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Posted in: Wildfires 'off the charts' in Canada as temperatures climb See in context

@Maybe

You still haven't addressed the satellite images and the multiple fires breaking out at the same time. It's why I put the 1.45 min time in. Typically you attack the man and not the information.

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Posted in: Wildfires 'off the charts' in Canada as temperatures climb See in context

@Dr Maybe

I'll stick with what I see in the satellite images, unless you can prove otherwise. Whether he's correct or not the vlogger is entitled to his opinions.

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Posted in: Wildfires 'off the charts' in Canada as temperatures climb See in context

Satellite/Radar images tend to support what AomoriExpat is saying. Lightning strikes might account for some of the fires but they would not account for so many fires breaking out across a large area all at the same time. From 1.45 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUkZ2oOFF0

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Posted in: King Charles III crowned in sumptuous display of pageantry See in context

Protestors, 4th pic down. Nice use of the apostrophe.

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Posted in: Diet enacts record ¥114 tril budget for FY2023 See in context

Then we can be dependent on them.

I prefer the freedom to choose. If I'm wholly dependent on UBI then I might be forced to accept things that I may not want in order to get my monthly pittance. I'll leave that to your imagination, but the past 3 years has been revealing in that respect.

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Posted in: Diet enacts record ¥114 tril budget for FY2023 See in context

and start putting yen into the pockets of the people with a UBI.

Dependence is control, especially when UBI starts to come with strings attached. Be careful what you wish for.

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Posted in: Can't take statins? New pill cuts cholesterol, heart attacks See in context

Some elevated cholesterol levels are not influenced much by healthier eating and activity.

Quite a number of people have a predisposition for high levels of "bad" cholesterol.

Maybe there’s something else at work like chronic inflammation which is causing the high level of cholesterol? An analogy can be made with firefighters going to a fire to put out a blaze. The bigger the fire the more firefighters are needed to fight it. Although important, healthier eating and activity might not be very effective by themselves if there is excessive toxicity in the body. Liver cleanses and other natural remedies can help the body return to homeostasis.

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Posted in: What do you think prisons will be like in the future? See in context

15-minute cities?

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Posted in: Japan to launch pilot program for issuing digital yen See in context

@Fighto!

Cryptos are decentralised whereas CBDCs are centralised. Unlike cash CBDCs are not private and are also programmable, meaning control of your digital currency can be overridden. For example, the central bank could introduce negative interest rates on your savings or pair CBDCs with a social credit system and there is nothing you can do about it. Still think it’s a wise move?

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Posted in: Woman cyclist dies after being hit by car; driver arrested See in context

he took his eyes off the road ahead for a few seconds

Checking his phone?

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Posted in: South Korean court says stolen statue must be returned to Japan See in context

Their spiritual guru, the Buddha abandoned all worldly things. So if these monks and 'Buddhist leaders' were true to their faith why would they care so much about the return of a statue? It's another sign of the materialistic times.

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Posted in: Australia blames Russian hackers for medical data theft See in context

Who benefits? If the hackers were after $9.7 million then they failed. But if the idea is to persuade the public to accept the need for a future internet login ID then this cyberattack certainly helps. The politicians will have a ready-made excuse.. "In the interests of online security we need an internet tracking ID to prevent hacking and keep the internet safe." (tied to MyNumber?) Personally, I'd prefer that the internet stays anonymous and take my chances. There's already enough surveillance as it is.

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Posted in: Asteroids may have brought water, organic matter to Earth See in context

Or maybe water is created deep within the earth (look up Primary Water) through pressure. A couple of examples are Gaddafi’s ‘great man-made river’ water supply project (before it was bombed) and springs which tap into this source as it makes its way to the surface.

New Evidence for Oceans of Water Deep in the Earth

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form — the ingredients for water are bound up in rock deep in the Earth's mantle — the discovery may represent the planet's largest water reservoir.

https://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=111648

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Posted in: UK sea levels rising quicker than century ago: study See in context

Forgot to add, zoom in to the image above and you'll see the high tide mark is basically the same. The same can be done with any other famous coastal landmark anywhere in the world.

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Posted in: UK sea levels rising quicker than century ago: study See in context

Sea level around Statue of Liberty in 1898 compared to 2017.

https://blackdotresearch.sg/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/statusofliberty.png

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Posted in: Most countries 'woefully unprepared' for changing climate: analysts warn See in context

While developing nations of Africa and Southeast Asia are predicted to be worst hit by higher temperatures

‘Predicted’ by computer models which have no validity when the input data is often manipulated to show a warming trend (ie; air temperature monitors located at heat sinks like airports or nearby car parks).

The average temperature is increasing faster everywhere than anywhere else around the globe. That’s according to the media. What they’re really saying is that Earth is actually warmer than itself when you put all the reports together. But it does the job of scaring people.

https://i.redd.it/lfl3k33b53u21.jpg

https://twitter.com/DawnTJ90/status/1115598553215320069

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

What if a private citizen had mistakenly wired him the 46.3 mil yen and couldn’t get it back. Would that same person be able to get the police to arrest him on suspicion of computer fraud? More than likely he’d get a few expressions of sympathy and then told to go on his way.

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Posted in: COVID shots still work but researchers seek new improvements See in context

Flat earthers have a more credible claim of conspiracy, when every laboratory that study the disease have published proof of virus isolation ..

Oh, you mean those published papers where ‘proof of isolation’ was derived from a toxic soup of monkey kidney cells (aka vero cells), antibiotics (poisonous to said vero cells), fetal bovine serum and all the rest of the gunk the virologists add to the cell culture? The cells are also starved of nutrition so, all in all, you have nothing in the end except dead or dying particles which the virologists label ’SARS-COV-2’. This does not prove a virus is present, it only shows that the cells have been poisoned and the responses from govt affiliated laboratories and universities asking for a purified sample of the virus in the link I gave substantiates that.

Btw, a German microbiologist, Stefan Lanka, did a control experiment last year using the same methods and ingredients as the virologists. Instead of using a lung sample taken from a patient alleged to have covid-19 he used yeast instead. When looked at under the microscope the result was the same. That is, he ‘found’ the SARS-COV-2 virus without it ever being present.

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Posted in: COVID shots still work but researchers seek new improvements See in context

@jeffb

despite the milder strains of the virus

I agree with what you wrote but the extent of what's going on is even worse than people realise. A list of 182 FOIA requests to govts and health institutions in 30 countries asking for proof of virus isolation.

https://www.fluoridefreepeel.ca/68-health-science-institutions-globally-all-failed-to-cite-even-1-record-of-sars-cov-2-purification-by-anyone-anywhere-ever/

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Posted in: Kishida tells ministers to compile new economic package as prices skyrocket See in context

As for the package, Kishida's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito have floated the idea of distributing a one-off 5,000 yen ($40) payment to pensioners to support them amid the pandemic.

Perhaps the purpose is not to help pensioners so much as it is to keep the fiat currency propped up through digitised money printing? It recently came out that the US fed has added a phenomenal 80% of all dollars in existence in the last 2 years, so Japan is probably not far behind concerning the yen.

On a related note a guy was telling me the other day that his company was about to shut down its factory for a few months as they were going to add an extension. When I asked him why he said that the Japanese govt had approved a covid-related 100 million yen handout on the condition that the company report on how they were using the funds. Ironically the company manufactures products like hand sanitisers and did well financially over the last couple of years, so it sounded like they didn’t really need the extra cash. While many small businesses need the handouts, in this case it revealed a bigger picture (in my opinion) where the govt is trying to prop up a dying currency through depreciation. Time will tell I suppose.

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Posted in: New world order? Pandemic and war rattle globalization See in context

Looks like petrodollars are a soon-to-be extinct species. 80% of all US dollars in existence have been printed in just the last 2 years.

https://www.activistpost.com/2022/01/80-of-all-us-dollars-in-existence-have-been-printed-in-just-the-last-two-years.html

Considering that exchange rates have not changed all that much over recent years, it’s likely that most other currencies are in the same boat. It's also telling that China and Russia have been stocking up on gold whereas monetary authorities in the West see it as an outdated relic.

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